Oprah amazes Charlotte audience with $1.15 million donation to help students succeed in college

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Oprah Winfrey announced she will donate $1.15 million to help minority students go to college.

She was speaking at the 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon in Charlotte Saturday when she made the pledge.

The event raised $1.15 million and Oprah matched that amount, bringing the total well over what the group expected to raise.

Funds will benefit historically black colleges and universities across the united states.

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